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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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refrain
Used in
Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • ] Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, A housewife that, by selling her desires, Buys herself bread and clothes: it is a creature That dotes on Cassio,—as 'tis the strumpet's plague To beguile many and be beguil'd by one:— He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain From the excess of laughter:—here he comes:— As he shall smile Othello shall go mad; And his unbookish jealousy must construe Poor Cassio's smiles, gestures, and light behavior Quite in the wrong.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a repeated refrain
as in: refrain from laughing
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